# Convert yards to meters

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yards (yd)
1 yards = 0.914 meters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in meters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 yd = 0.914400 m. The precise fraction answer is 1143/1250 m.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 yd = 0.9 m
• 1 yd = 0.91 m
• 1 yd = 0.914 m
• 1 yd = 0.9144 m
• 1 yd = 0.91440 m
• 1 yd = 0.914400 m
• 1 yd = 0.9144000 m
• 1 yd = 0.91440000 m
• 1 yd = 0.914400000 m
• 1 yd = 0.9144000000 m

## How many meters are in a yard?

There are 0.914 meters in one yard. A yard is 91.44% of a meter. A meter is 9.36% longer than one yard.

## Yards to meters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between yards and meters is 1.094. This represents the ratio of yards per one meter. To calculate the value in meters, we can either divide by the conversion factor or multiply by its inverse.

### Division

To convert from yards to meters, divide yards by 1.094.
The formula is expressed as:
yd ÷ 1.094 = m

### Multiplication

Alternatively we can multiply by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 1.094 is 1/1.094 or 0.914. To convert from yards to meters, multiply yards by 0.914.
The formula is expressed as:
yd × 0.914 = m

Converting yards to meters is a conversion between units from separate unit systems - yards are US Customary / UK Imperial defined units while meters are metric (SI) .

Customary/Imperial Unit

The yard is a measure of length between two points within the US Customary and British Imperial measurement systems. The official length of a yard (international yard) is defined as 0.9144 meters. A yard is equal to three feet or thirty-six inches in the US and Great Britain. A half yard is eighteen inches while a quarter yard is nine inches. Yards are commonly used when measuring fabric and the yardstick is a common measuring implement in these nations. In the US, the yard is most frequently associated with American football as 100 yards are marked on the field and its measurement is integral to play.

SI Unit

The meter is the primary unit for measurement of length within the metric (SI) system of measure. It is officially defined as the distance which light travels in 1/299,792,458th of a second in a vacuum. Internationally the meter is usually spelled 'metre', however the prevalent spelling in the United States is 'meter'. Its symbol is the lower case letter m. The meter is the base unit for deriving all other SI units of length eg. kilometer (1,000 meters).

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from meters to yards instead.

## 1 yards to other length units

### Metric

• 1 yd = 9.144×10-4 km
• 1 yd = 0.914 m
• 1 yd = 9.144 dm
• 1 yd = 91.44 cm
• 1 yd = 914.4 mm
• 1 yd = 914,400 µ
• 1 yd = 9.144×108 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 yd = 5.682×10-4 mi
• 1 yd = 1 yd
• 1 yd = 3 ft
• 1 yd = 36 in

## References and Citations

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) General Tables of Units of Measurement
2. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)

yd m
1 yd 0.914 m
2 yd 1.829 m
3 yd 2.743 m
4 yd 3.658 m
5 yd 4.572 m
6 yd 5.486 m
7 yd 6.401 m
8 yd 7.315 m
9 yd 8.23 m
10 yd 9.144 m
yd m
20 yd 18.288 m
30 yd 27.432 m
40 yd 36.576 m
50 yd 45.72 m
60 yd 54.864 m
70 yd 64.008 m
80 yd 73.152 m
90 yd 82.296 m
100 yd 91.44 m
1,000 yd 914.4 m